This article relates to recipes (assemblies if you're in North America) that are in metric units. If you're in North America and work in imperial units use the button below to head to the relevant article.


Intro to Recipes

Recipes can be used for various different functions to achieve various different results. The main benefits are the ability to:

  1. Drop in a group of items quickly

  2. Link one takeoff measurement to a group of items (eg: 1 wall measurement connecting all the components in the wall)

  3. Convert unit of measure - from the units you measure in, to the units you order in (eg: m2 of plaster converting to sheets of plaster)

If you are brand new to recipes we suggest you start on the video below which is an intro, else skip ahead to the videos down further.


Recipe Rounding

The ability to round the final quantity of recipe items is available on all recipes, however its a newer feature and may not show in all recipe content. You can learn all about it here.


Advanced Recipes

Below are several awesome recipe ideas to take your estimating to the next level. They cover cladding, insulation, bricks, framing, decking, joists, bearers and more.

How to build a cladding and insulation recipe in Buildxact

How to build a brick recipe in Buildxact

Setting up framing recipes in Buildxact

We have both a video on this and a step by step

Setting up decking and flooring recipes in Buildxact


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